Cladding, or wood siding, is an all-natural material used to protect and cover the exterior of a home. Different styles of wood siding include board-and-batten style, vertical installation and horizontally installed clapboards, shakes, or shingles, many of which are made of preferred wood types such as redwood and cedar. Wood is an inexpensive alternative to other types of siding and is usually more easily available on the market.
Wood is certainly best for more traditional styles of homes like Cape Cod, Bungalow, Cottage, or Craftsman houses. Wood can be a very economical siding choice as long as the recommended routine maintenance of the wood is performed to keep its durable integrity solid. This regular maintenance can include re-staining or repainting. Some styles to consider when choosing wood as your siding selection: Shake, Shingle, Board-and-Batten, Lap, Drop Channel, Tongue and Groove, and Split Log siding.
Wood Siding has limitations on coding in many areas of the country due to its flammable composition. The local code should be consulted when considering wood as a siding option to ensure the best selection is made for your siding project. It may certainly be right for a certain section of your home and make a striking addition overall.
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